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English definition of “upkeep”

upkeep

noun [U]     /ˈʌp.kiːp/
C2 the cost or process of keeping something, such as a building , in good condition : The upkeep of larger old properties is very expensive . Council employees are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens .Costs and expenses
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